Friday, June 3, 2011

Honey's Tea Eggs

Guinness here at the keyboard today. Yesterday my human went to visit our friend Honey the Great Dane and Honey was making Chinese Tea Eggs on her blog! They looked so exquisite that my human came home right after work to make them!

We have never heard of Tea Eggs before. We are not very cultured here in our humble little Valley. We are a simple folk. The closest we have ever been to China is Prince Edward Island. We boil the eggs a few minutes then whack them like this!

Now we add the black tea, soy sauce, and all the spices! Cloves, cinnamon, star anise, orange peel and pepper! The eggs have to simmer in the tea broth for a long time.

And LOOK! Hahaha! Maggi got so tired of waiting she curled up and had a nap! Doesn't she look so sweet!

But the eggs are still not ready. We go for a long walk...

...and we walk some more!

We walk and walk and walk. Perhaps we are walking all the way to China? When my human was a young pup digging in the dirt the grown-ups always said if you keep digging long enough you would dig a hole all the way to China! I wonder... when little Chinese children dig holes in the dirt do their grown ups tell them they will dig a hole to Canada?

Now we walk home. It is dark and a thunderstorm is brewing. But that is not all that has been brewing... the eggs have been in the tea for 3 hours! The house smells strange and exotic. It must be what a beautiful Chinese countryside smells like with all the lovely spices.

The power has gone out. The rain storm is torrential. My human peels the eggs. They are beautiful and succulent. All the delicate tastes are blended together in a divine subtleness.

We are suppose to go on an egg hunt. My human wants to see if we can find the eggs quicker than Honey did in her video! Honey is just like us-- "smart like a big dog" as my human Uncle Peter would say.

But now there is thunder and lightening. Everything is dark and spooky! So we are lucky and get the eggs without the hunt. And look! The eggs are so delicious that mine are gone before my human can even take a picture...hehehe. *SMACK*GULP*AHHH*

And now Honey thinks it would be neat for us to show you some ways that we cook eggs in our country. We eat eggs LOTS of different ways, like Scottish Eggs and Dutch Eggs and egg in the we will have lots to think about! Thank you Honey. We loved the Tea Eggs and can't wait to show you some of our egg dishes...Maritime style!


  1. What a great day! Walkies and nommy eggs.


  2. Yum Tea Eggs sound so exotic for sure. We always have hard boiled eggs and lots of different teas, so now we'll have to try tea eggs! I'm sure the huskies will love them, and they'll go right along with the homeschool projects the humans pups been making about the Far East! Thanks- we always love your posts!

  3. You sure got some good looking eggs from your friend's house. Could we lay eggs? Or only Honey?
    Benny & Lily

  4. What an interesting meal! We just had scrambled eggs for breakfast. Boring but filling. The dog kibble got left in the bowls! haha

    So..that's what Rosie has been up do. Digging a hole to CANADA to come see you! You should see that post with the dirt in her mouth...YUCK

  5. Those eggs disappeared SO fast. They must have been delish!! What a lovely day you all had!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  6. Mmmm! Now I really want to make some of these!

  7. We are hoping the Momster is going to try making those tea eggs too, we think we would all love them. Thanks for sharing your fun making and enjoying them.

    Have a great weekend - and no storms.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. We love Honey & those eggs do look great. I hope the power came back on!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  9. At least you had those exotic eggs to take your mind off the storms!

    They must have been good, they didn't last very long.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  10. We get hard boiled eggs regularly, so maybe we can convince mama to try to make some of those tea eggs. We can't wait to see your Maritime eggs - especially Scottish eggs. We've heard about those, but are not clear on exactly what they are.

    Jed & Abby

  11. Those eggs looked great! But then again we'll take eggs any way we can get them...

    Sugarloaf & Butter

  12. Oh my God - you did it!!!! :-) How cool! This is one of my favourite posts of yours too -hee! hee! :-) Hsin-Yi is so impressed that you guys did it "properly" with real stuff from scratch and not her lazy way with a ready-made mix! :-) They looked perfect! And lucky you getting them without having to do a hunt! :-) I'm so glad they turned out well - and I can't wait to hear all about YOUR eggs!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane
    ps, Hsin-Yi wants to say she loves that picture of your human - she is just soooooo pretty and always so photogenic!!!

  13. Oh fun! Mom wants so badly to make those tea eggs too! She's going to have to find a source on the internet for the spices and stuff. Looks like yours came out pawfectly! :D

    Looking forward to seeing some of your egg dishes!

    Waggin at ya,

  14. Wow - those eggs look fancy, we are glad you gobbled them up Guiness

  15. Hurro,
    I came by from Honey's blog to see you making tea eggs. Yours looked supper scrummy and I enjoyed meeting you properly and coming on your walk!
    ~lickies, Ludo